The fourth meeting of the Chiefs of Staff of the countries of the 5 +5 initiative defense
Brigadier General Mohamed O / Mohamed Z'nagui, Deputy Chief of National Army Staff attended the fourth meeting of the Chiefs
of Staff of the countries of the 5 +5 initiative / Defense in Rabat, on November, 14th 2012, where he represented the Chief of National Army Staff, with the participation of all members of this initiative. He was accompanied by Ship Captain Ahmed O / Benaouf and Lieutenant-Colonel Ishagh O / Abdallahi.The discussions focused on the military and security forces cooperation between the countries of this initiative. He was also a question of the balance of the year as well as activities for the year 2013 and for the current term of perspective between these countries.During the meeting, various leaders have expressed their views about the current situation in the sub-region and the measures to be taken to cope with danger.During his speech, the Deputy Chief of NationalArmy Staff lauded the achievements; like the 5 +5 Defense College, the Center for Strategic Studies and the network for the surveillance of maritime navigation.He revealed that these achievements will be added as soon as possible, by the creation of a center for coordination and planning of operations that will help countries in this initiative to better manage natural crises.He concluded by saying that the 5 +5 initiative has succeeded in strengthening cooperation and exchange of experiences between the two shores of the western Mediterranean.